Jamshedpur : The district police have made 12 out of the 25 revolving CCTV cameras static. Of the 12, six are in Sakchi and the other six at Bistupur.
Recording of traffic footage will start after a week. SSP Amol V. Homkar said they would be better equipped to capture the registration number of a violator’s vehicle. The parameters covered for prosecuting a traffic violator include triple-riding, helmet-less riding, rash driving, breaking signal and parking at a no-parking zone.
” It is our ambitious project and we are hopeful to make it effective. The plan for installation of CCTV cameras is being worked out jointly by a private firm and the district police, and the process of installation of the gadgets is over.
The camera will not only help in controlling traffic will also help in quick identification of errant riders involved in accidents,Ē noted a police official,” said Homkar.
He stated that the gadgets have been installed atop an overhead bill-boards on the roads and also the important areas so as enable the cameras to cover the overall view of roads of any given place.
Homkar informed that a special team headed by superintendent of police (city) Kartik S has been set up to look into the installation of the CCTV cameras.
According to Kartik, the roads in important localities like Bistupur, Sakchi and Golmuri will be given priority in the first phase of the CCTV camera installation and in the later stage the localities with lesser civic importance have been selected for the same.
The Sakchi square is notorious for traffic snarls, thanks to unruly auto drivers who blatantly flout every rule in the book and often park their vehicles blocking the freeway. Most of these auto drivers often escape penalty by bribing the traffic constable on duty.
Besides, the CCTV camera may also go a long way in tracking perpetrators of crime or vehicles involved in accidents in the area, he pointed the police officer The camera will help in easily identifying people involved in anti-social activities in the area.
The police department will ensure that the large number of CCTV cameras installed to monitor traffic offences is incorporated into the new system.